|Mar. 4, 2009|
Chronic Abacterial Prostatitis / CPPS is a common, bothersome syndrome in men which is poorly defined, poorly understood, and poorly treated.
Direx-Initia started an effort for treatment of this illness using thermal
therapy and is presently conducting a multi-site study for Chronic
Abacterial Prostatitis patients at centers in Europe and Asia.
The NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index and the Quality of Life
Index are used to evaluate the severity of symptoms and further
improvements. Initial results are encouraging and will be presented
at the upcoming EAU Congress in Stockholm March 17 to 20.
Tempro, a thermal therapy device that treats symptomatic BPH and
Prostatitis, provides prostate thermal heating by delivering Radio Frequency
power to the prostate tissue, via an applicator located in the Prostatic urethra.
A computer controlled Bipolar RF generator delivers its power to a special
multi-electrode applicator. Safety is assured by measuring continuously the
maximum temperature using 3 sensors.